Explore Teeth Whitening Options at Temescal Dental
A bright, white smile can be life-changing. When you feel more confident in the way your smile looks, you’re more likely to feel confident flashing it to the rest of the world. However, stains and discoloration on teeth can leave individuals hiding their smiles and avoiding showing their teeth. At Temescal Dental, we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a beautiful, brilliant smile. If you have noticed that your smile has some discoloring and has dimmed, our dentist in Corona offers teeth whitening. With this rapid treatment option, we’re able to brighten your smile in as little as one appointment, sending you home with a smile you’ll be proud to show.
What Causes Dental Staining?
Even with the best at-home hygiene routine, dental staining affects almost all patients. While certain types of staining, such as those caused by medication or tooth decay are deep within teeth, most staining that can be treated with teeth whitening occurs in the enamel layer of teeth. Often the cause of enamel stains comes down to diet as well as behavior. Dark-colored foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, and blueberries are notorious for staining dental enamel and dimming smiles. Tobacco use and poor oral hygiene (not brushing and flossing enough) are other common culprits behind stained teeth.
As these stains occur extrinsically, or on the surface of teeth, yellowed smiles can be easily treated with a round of teeth whitening treatment as well as a more effective dental treatment plan. However, certain instrinsic stains, especially those caused by decay and medication require more coverage than teeth whitening. For these individuals, our Corona dental practice offers both traditional and prep-less veneers.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a quick and simple cosmetic procedure in which all the teeth in your smile are gently bleached using medically-safe whitening gel. During this one appointment visit, a protective covering is applied to the gums. Whitening gel is then carefully applied to all teeth and a specialized UV light is used to activate the bleaching component in the gel. Within an hour, teeth are an average six to ten shades brighter.
To preserve the results of your treatment, Dr. Nguyen often recommends patients return for touch-ups every six months or so. However, if you are continuously exposing your smile to drinks, foods, and habits that can restain teeth, you may require a retouch sooner rather than later. Elements that may have an effect on the brightness of your smile consist of smoking and drinking wine, tea, and coffee.
Visit Dr. Nguyen for Teeth Whitening Today!
If you are tired of living with a yellowed or stained smile, it’s time to consider brightening your smile with teeth whitening. During your consultation with our Corona cosmetic dentist, we’ll identify the cause of discoloration and can recommend treatment that will fully transform your smile. As a full-service dental practice, our team offers other cosmetic dental services to ensure you reach your dream small. Call to schedule your consultation at Temescal Dental today!